Drinks by the Dram unveil the 2015 Whisky Advent Calendar


Drinks by the Dram unveil the 2015 Whisky Advent Calendar as part of a range of 14 unique spirit-filled calendars.

Drinks by the Dram’s range of spirit-filled Advent calendar returns for a fourth year.  Old favourites like Whisky, Gin and Rum are joined by new additions including Tequila, Absinthe and Vodka.

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Gordon & MacPhail roll out ‘The Wood Makes the Whisky’ Campaign

Wood Makes The WhiskyGordon & MacPhail, one of the world’s leading single malt whisky specialists, has selected a special series of whiskies to showcase the company’s ‘The Wood Makes the Whisky’ campaign which highlights the importance of this essential element in the whisky maturation process.

For over 120 years Gordon & MacPhail has carefully matched spirit with oak in order to ensure a premium taste which reflects the company’s philosophy. Through ‘The Wood Makes the Whisky, campaign consumers are invited to gain a more in-depth insight into how Gordon & MacPhail’s approach to matching wood to spirit has shaped a number of whiskies in their portfolio.

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Demand for SPEY delights in the lead up to Whisky Live Holland

the hague 29.10.15 2 002A Speyside malt singled out as the signature drink of Holland’s premier whisky event is going down a storm with discerning dram lovers.

Whilst organisers are counting down the days to this year’s Whisky Live Holland, more than 80 per cent of this limited edition SPEY expression from Speyside Distillery, has already been snapped up.

Demand for the last remaining bottles is expected to be high, and all are expected to be sold before the Netherlands’ oldest and biggest whisky event gets underway on 13 November. Continue reading

Robert Anderson inducted as keeper of the Quaich

unnamedTomatin Distillery’s CEO recognised for his contributions to the Scotch Whisky industry

Robert Anderson, CEO of the Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd. was invited to enter the esteemed Keepers of the Quaich society and inducted at the bi-annual ceremony at Blair Castle on Monday 5th October.

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Laphroaig Live 2015 returns home to the island of Islay to celebrate 200 years

On Thursday 24th September at 8pm local time the ninth annual Laphroaig Live will broadcast live on the web from the island of Islay.

 Laphroaig Live 2015

Laphroaig is this year celebrating 200 years and to mark this very special anniversary we are returning to the home of Laphroaig, the island of Islay to showcase four phenomenal whiskies as well as going behind the scenes at the distillery with Laphroaig’s very own distillery manager on this auspicious year John Campbell who will be joined by no less than five of the previous distillery managers! The  first time they have all been together.

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Bunnahabhain Distillery welcomes contemporary artists to Islay after epic journey

Screen Shot 2015-09-20 at 4.25.33 PMSince setting off from Brittany, France in late August, contemporary artists Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep have arrived safely at Bunnahabhain Distillery on Islay. The two men have been navigating land and sea in a restored 1941 fishing boat, carrying aged French wood which will be transformed into whisky casks.

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Champions League … of whisky

Mitchells+WinesThe Tomatin Distillery Co Ltd (TDCL) has appointed six UK retailers and six UK individuals as Brand Champions as part of its global Brand Champion scheme.

The six individuals have been nominated by TDCL’s UK Regional Sales Manager, Alistair Mutch, as shining individuals who have expressed an outstanding interest in the company’s Tomatin Highland Single Malt Scotch Whisky brand, and who are committed to raising awareness about Tomatin in their local area. They join a small assembly of 10 other Brand Champions around the world.

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Burn Stewart Distillers to launch second batch of Single Malt Scotch Whiskies

Ceobanach Bottleshot_large (2) Burn Stewart Distillers is to release the second batch of three award-winning expressions from its single malt portfolio: Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach, Deanston 18YO and Ledaig 18YO.

The new batch of Bunnahabhain Ceòbanach will be introduced at the end of October 2015, while the 18YOs will be released to market at the end of November 2015.

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Introducing: Ballantine’s Space Glass

Ballantine's Space GlassBallantine’s, Europe’s No.1 Scotch whisky and the No.2 Scotch whisky in the world, has created the Ballantine’s Space Glass and a Special Batch of Ballantine’s Space Whisky designed for a zero gravity environment as the brand continues to innovate, making a genuine contribution to the space programme.

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From Brittany to Bunnahabhain: artists ‘seas the day’ as they set sail in boat which will become whisky barrels

BoatBunnahabhain Islay Single Malt Scotch Whisky announces Hogshead 733 – a collaboration with contemporary artists Maxime Berthou and Mark Požlep to produce the first ever whisky finished in casks made from a former fishing boat. Continue reading